Ways to attain lovely skin
HERE are some tips on how to attain lovely skin.
Don’t scrub too much
Facial scrubs are designed to remove dead skin cells, revealing youthful cells underneath. However, your skin is quite delicate so when you deep cleanse too often or with an inferior product, you run the risk of damaging it. This results in redness, inflammation and pimples.
Wear sunscreen every day
We live in such a hot country, that even indirect sunlight as you scurry about in the shade is rather strong. Prevent sun damage.
Buy a ripe avocado
Cut an avocado into two and spread over your face. This rich moisturising mask is also loaded with vitamin E. Eat the other half for its dietary fibre and over 12 vitamins and minerals.
Cut stress from your life
Nobody knows why but stress and pimples seem to go together. Some scientists think stress causes the body to produce extra sebum, an oily substance that sticks to dead skin cells, attracts bacteria and clogs hair follicles, leading to pimples.
Have a cup of green tea
This herb has an antiinflammatory effect to help your body fight off sun damage.
Eat food rich in beta- carotene
When you eat food rich in beta- carotene, the body converts it into vitamin A ( retinol) that’s important for healthy skin. Rich sources include carrots, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, broccoli and cantaloupe.
Always remove your make- up at night
When you clean your face at night, your skin has a chance to charge and recover. Leaving everything on means clogged pores which can lead to cell damage such as lines, irritation and blemishes.
Dab cleansing lotion
When you clean your face, dab on cleansing lotion and let it sit for a few minutes. Then gently wash it off with lukewarm water. Pat dry and then apply a moisturiser. Use a light one in the morning and a heavier one at night.
Avocados are loaded with vitamin E.